Resources for the Future – Decarbonization Policy and International Competitiveness
Economic competitiveness and decarbonization are top priorities for industry and government. The biggest areas of focus for policymakers are the highly competitive industrial sectors including steel, aluminum, cement, and chemicals. The introduction of new low- and zero-carbon production technologies, driven by government policies, may help these industries decarbonize faster. However, given that these products are exchanged on highly competitive international markets, there is concern that domestic decarbonization policies could result in production shifting to nations with weaker environmental policies.
Join Resources for the Future (RFF) on Wednesday, June 8, for an RFF Live event breaking down recent developments in decarbonization and industrial competitiveness. First, RFF President and CEO Richard G. Newell will sit down with Senator Sheldon Whitehouse as he seeks to introduce a new proposal addressing emissions and competitiveness. Then we’ll move to a panel of experts on international trade and decarbonization to examine proposals aimed at reducing industrial emissions while keeping US industry competitive on the world stage.